(Excerpt from the Newsletter by Carson Dunop. To obtain a full copy of Newsletter, please contact us)
Although it may be hard to imagine, warmer weather is coming - and soon. As the temperature rises, the benefits of having a pool seem to increase as well. Coincidence? We think not.
Pools can add a great deal to your home life. They provide many inviting opportunities: late night dips, diving competitions, luxurious lounging potential, and a great way to beat the heat. However, many fear the costs and headaches associated with owning a pool. This raises the question: "What should you consider when you're buying or owning a home with a pool?"
We reached out to pool expert and Specialty Services partner, Lenni Walton, President of Premier Pool Group for some helpful information on pool inspections and maintenance.
Enjoy our interview with Lenni below to learn more about pools and how to inspect and maintain them.
Carson Dunlop : How is a pool inspection performed?
Lenni Walton : "We start with a quick visual assessment of the surroundings, including gates, fences and possible hazards. We check to make sure locks comply with local rules and are functioning properly. We then take inventory of the pool equipment and accessories, model and serial numbers recording the item's age. We also look for leaks, previous repairs, and any hazards that need to be addressed."
Lenni Walton: "Homeowners will sometimes take on repairs themselves, or try to cut costs by opening and closing the pool on their own, without the training or tools to complete the job safely and securely. Minor repairs done improperly can cause major floods, electrical problems, or gas issues. If you're purchasing a home with a pool, talk to the sellers to ensure they have been working with a professional."